Introducing Patchogue-Medford Library for Mobile devices
- Digital Library Card
- Search for Materials
- Reserve Items
- Manage Account
- Renew Items
- Cancel Holds
Launch the app, enter in the barcode and PIN from your library card. That information will be saved on your device, no need to log in over and over again.
Search for items in the catalog, reserve and renew items, have a digital copy of your library card on your smart device and so much more!
Here is what the app has to offer:
- Search the catalog and place holds as soon as you hear that recommendation or spot your next read.
- Keep tabs on your account—renew your items and manage holds on the go.
- A digital library card, always on your phone.
- Explore vast collections of digital content 24/7 with no late fees! Thousands of eBooks, streaming music, digital magazines and comics, and premium subscription resources for lifelong learning.
- Connect with us— find your library and use one touch calling, contact forms and social media
- Look up your library’s hours or get instant navigation to the library
- Find out what’s happening at your library —event information at your fingertips
What are the minimum requirements?
The Apple app requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS version 7 or higher.
The Android app requires a phone or tablet running Android version 4 or higher.
The Android app is also available in the Amazon app store and will work on 2nd generation Kindle Fire tablets and newer.
What can I do with it?
- Search and browse our collection
- Place holds on physical items
- Check out digital items
- Use your digital library card at checkout
- Search by scanning an ISBN or UPC code
- Manage your account – renew items; cancel, freeze, and unfreeze holds; view and pay fines; receive push notifications about account activity
- Browse and search our calendar of events
- Contact us with one touch calling, contact forms, social media, and library information
- Discover premium subscription resources for lifelong learning
What can’t I do with it?
- Account information updates and password changes
- Advanced searching functions
What about a Windows app?
We program for Apple iOS and Android because they are by far the most prevalent mobile platforms. Newer Blackberry devices are now able to run android apps.
How is the Scan ISBN function supposed to work?
If your device has an auto-focus camera, you can scan barcodes on books you find at a store or on your friends’ bookshelf to see if Minuteman has a copy!
Some things to know:
- This is designed to work with ISBN numbers (typically associated with books) and UPC numbers (more common with movies and music CDs).
- Most catalog records do not have every possible code for every work, so if you don’t find something with this tool, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the library does not have it. It may be in a different format, for example, an ebook instead of a physical book, or a DVD instead of a Blu-ray. So, if you don’t find a match, try using a few keywords from the title and/or author.
- The scanning uses your camera. It only works with autofocusing cameras. Point it at the “UPC” barcode and make sure you can see the whole barcode. Pause and let the camera focus. When it “sees” it, it will automatically scan the barcode, close the camera and give you a result. You don’t have to press a button to take a picture. If it isn’t automatically scanning or you are not offered the option of using the camera, then your device doesn’t have an auto-focus camera. You can type the number instead.